Coastal Uncorked Trio Dinner

Grand Strand locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach both love the Trio Dinner, a showcase of some of the best executive chefs in the region as they partner with culinary students at both the high school and college level.

Executive chefs from a dozen local restaurants will participate, including Myrtle Beach chefs Brad Daniels of Croissants, Tom Pennell of Ruth’s Chris and Casey Blake of Drunken Jack’s in Murrells Inlet.

This is the seventh year of the trio dinner, which serves to support and promote the Myrtle Beach hospitality industry and culinary profession as well as to give students real-world experience and guidance under the watchful eye of a professional executive chef. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to the Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association’s (MBHA) scholarship funds, with more than $20,000 has been raised for the MBHA’s programs since the program began.

The event will include a silent auction, with nearly an array of items up for auction, with the list so far including tickets to Alabama Theatre, tickets for a dinner cruise with Barefoot Princess Riverboat, golf packages, a vacuum cleaner, restaurant gift cards, home furniture and gift baskets. Entertainment will be provided by Coastal Carolina University’s Jazz After Hours and After Hours Combo bands.

For a fun evening filled with top-notch food that also has an educational component, check out the Trio Dinner Coastal Culinary Experience. It will be a tasty way to support the vibrant culinary scene on the Grand Strand.

If you go:
What: Coastal Uncorked Trio Dinner
Where: Sheraton Convention Center Hotel, 2101 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 22
Cost: Individual tickets start at $85; tables start at $600 for 8
Contact: 843-626-9668


Litchfield by the Sea – Vacation Resort Near Myrtle Beach

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These photos are sure to get you in the mood to visit Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island. Enjoy the benefits of this gated resort community.  Amenities include pools, private beach access, golf, tennis, crabbing, fishing, bike / jogging trails, on site Starbucks and more.

Far enough away to be out of the Myrtle Beach traffic but close enough to enjoy some of the offerings in Myrtle Beach.


Paula Deen at Coastal Uncorked in Myrtle Beach

May 8 – 15, 2011

May 14 – Paula Deen Cooking Demonstration

Experience a fine southern cuisine cooking demonstration with Paula Deen at the Alabama Theatre on Saturday, May 14th. During this hour long demonstration you will see Paula at her finest paired with an area chef cooking up some delicious dishes. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 8 – 15 – Coastal Uncorked Restaurant Week

Coastal Uncorked Restaurant Week will feature local cuisine from participating restaurants along the Grand Strand from May 8-15. This event includes several different dining options to choose from including wine dinners, beer dinners, three course $20.11 chef’s tasting menus, and Coastal Casual’s from 5-7 p.m.

May 12 – Coastal Uncorked Golf Tournament

Hit the links in 2011 for the Coastal Uncorked Golf Tournament being held at the Myrtle Beach National South and West courses. Tickets for single player $150; team $400. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 13 & 14 – Tasting Trolley Signature Event

All aboard! It’s time for the Coastal Uncorked Tasting Trolley event. Your all-inclusive trolley pass gets you unlimited access to the trolleys on both Friday and Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Don’t miss this exclusive tasting event. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

May 15 – Food Challenge & Tasting Finale Event

Join the elite culinary Grand Strand community for the Coastal Uncorked Finale Gala & Food Challenge at the Marina Inn. Prepare to watch six of the area’s top chefs square off in an iron chef style competition. This finale event will include tasting tables from area restaurants, specialty desserts, drinks silent auction, live entertainment, tastings and more. Tickets are $75. Purchase Tickets Now!

Photos: Litchfield by the Sea Improvements

Litchfield by the Sea is using this winter season to make some great looking improvements to the property.  If you have not heard about Litchfield by the Sea, you need to check it out.  The development offers a wide variety of vacation rental options including the popular Lakeside Villas.  This guard gated resort offers a wide array of amenities including private beach access, a variety of pools, on site restaurants, on site Starbucks, tennis courts, golfing options and more.  Miles of walking and bike trails are throughout this great piece of property.  Click for photos of the progress being made on the improvments:   LBTS project Jan 30


Enless Summer Festival in Myrtle Beach

Instead of welcoming fall with open arms, the sandy shores of North Myrtle Beach insist on celebrating never-ending warmth with the Endless Summer Festival!

Join us Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy lots of arts, crafts and food vendors, huge children’s area, community stage, classic car show and live performances by Sea Cruz at 11:30 am and The Extraordinaires at 2:30 pm.

The entertainment stage will be located at the famous “Horseshoe” at the end of Main Street with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop.

The food vendors feature everything from Philly cheese steaks to fried banana pudding.

Also, enjoy arts and craft vendors lining Main Street with items such as handmade jewelry, coconut lamps, and stained glass pieces.

For the little ones, they  will have a huge children’s area with carnival rides, face painting and community stage.

Local dancers from The North Myrtle Beach School of Performing Arts and The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts will perform on the community stage from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

For all the classic car enthusiasts, check out The Chicora Car Club antique display on Ocean Boulevard, next to the “Horseshoe.” Over 40 cars will be on display throughout the day.  Vote for “People’s Choice” Award, which will be announced at 4:00 pm.

Myrtle Beach International Airport

Myrtle Beach International Airport is under going expansion that will take the next two years to complete. It will be expanding from six gates to thirteen, there will be additional parking and the terminal will be renovating. The current status shows that the project is currently $16 million dollars under budget. The project is on schedule to date.

Despite having higher than national average landing fees Myrtle Beach International Airport is showing a steady increase in traffic. Considering that most of the nation’s air lines will not be adding anymore flights to their schedules the 30+% increase in enplanements is amazing.

Current airlines serving Myrtle Beach International Airport

  • Allegiant Air
  • Continental Air Lines
  • Delta
  • Myrtle Beach Direct Air
  • Northwest Airline
  • Spirit
  • US Airways
  • United Express
  • Myrtle Beach Aviation
  • Porter
  • American Eagle

American Eagle and Porter both offer non stop flights to major destinations.


Things to Do: Sept 15 – 21

Arnold’s Pools 10th Annual Golf Tournament
9/15/2010 to 9/15/2010
9/15/2010 to 9/15/2010
“Leaf“ Your Mark!
9/16/2010 to 9/16/2010
9/17/2010 to 9/17/2010
SC Sea Grant Beach Sweep
9/17/2010 to 9/17/2010
Fall Festival of SASA Shriners 2010 “At The Square“
9/17/2010 to 9/17/2010
Benefit Concert for Shriners Hospitals for Children
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
HUGE Community Sale / Trading Treasures for Life
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
2nd Annual Mr. Myrtle Beach Man Pageant
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
Soda Jerk of the Year Contest
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
Beach Sweep
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
1st Annual Crusade to Feed the Kids!
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
“Caring For A Pair“ Tournament To Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
Bluegrass Concert
9/18/2010 to 9/18/2010
Medal of Honor Invitational Golf Tournament
9/20/2010 to 9/20/2010
Alexander Valley Vineyard Wine Dinner
9/20/2010 to 9/20/2010
Southern City Independent Film
9/21/2010 to 9/21/2010
“The Curious Mister Catesby“
9/21/2010 to 9/21/2010

Chick-fil-A 4th Annual Charity Softball Tournament
9/17/2010 to 9/18/2010

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